Friday, June 03, 2005

Report condemns Egyptian antisemitism

By ORI NIR
June 3, 2005

WASHINGTON — A new report published Wednesday by the United States Commission on International Religious Freedom slams the government of Egypt for allowing the deterioration of rights of religious minorities, including Jews. (...)

The report states that violations of religious minorities' freedoms are endemic and systemic in Egypt, citing the result of the role that the state security services play in monitoring and regulating religious affairs and the result of an article in the Egyptian penal code, which prohibits "insulting" religion. Read article in full.

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